It’s easy to forget that actress Ashley Greene has a career beyond The Twilight Saga thanks to the enormity of that franchise. Well, not only does she have a few non-Twilight projects on the way, but way back when, before the first Twilight film even hit theaters, Greene was hard at work on another production, Anthony Burns’ Skateland.
The film focuses on a recent high school graduate named Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez). When Ritchie isn’t handing out skates at Skateland, he’s hanging out with Brent (Heath Freeman) and his younger sister and Ritchie’s crush, Michelle (Greene). Ritchie has just about everything going for him, but needs a little nudge when it comes to realizing his dreams and leaving Skateland behind and that nudge comes from Michelle. Similarly, she’s trying to get her bearings on life after high school and more specifically, a potential future with Ritchie.
No vampire fangs, no ability to see into the future; this is just ordinary Ashley Greene proving she’s got something to offer even without the bells and whistles of a multimillion dollar franchise. In honor of Skateland’s May 13th release, Greene sat down to talk about her experience making the film including working with Fernandez and Freeman and how this production compared to working on The Twilight Saga, which, of course, we talked a bit about as well. But keep in mind, this interview was shot back in March, so some details might have changed.
Check it all out for yourself in the video interview below.
By Perri Nemiroff